Embedded Media Markers, or EMMs, are nearly transparent iconic marks printed on paper documents that signify the existence of external multimedia associated with a documents contents. Associated multimedia can be video, audio, web pages or photos. The media icon in the EMM indicates to the user what type of media is available. Similar to bar codes, EMMs are used to index, identify and link document patches to associated multimedia. But, unlike bar codes, EMMs are meaningful to the human eye, nearly transparent and can be overlaid on an existing document without interfering with the document's content or layout -- putting the EMM linked media in context with the document's message.